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What is a good gift to give an employee as a service award?

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Good gift ideas for an employee service award include a lunch, a weekend vacation, a home appliance, an electronics item or paid time off from work. Giving the employee a catalog or website that lists gift options is one method companies use for service awards.

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Appropriate gift ideas vary depending on the employee's position and years of service with the company. One common amount companies use as a guideline is $25 per year of service.

When companies provide a catalog or website with gift options, they typically work with third-party companies that offer the gifts. Employees don't see prices for any of the gifts. One advantage with this method is each employee is able to choose a gift he likes.

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